With awareness and openness, team leaders can utilize various practices to foster cohesive team relationships and maximize productivity. Strategic planning using Appreciative Inquiry allows members of any type of team to identify their common values and expectations of team behavioral, and craft their group’s mission and vision statements.
Attendees will accomplish the following objectives:
- Learn about Appreciative Inquiry, Mental Models, win- win solutions, and the natural cycle of organizations
- Engage in hands- on exercises to help personalize and deepen understanding
- Explore the concepts of team Mission, Vision, and Values
- Gain the tools to start strategic planning with own team
Naomi Rombaoa Tanaka, M.S. is a junior specialist faculty member at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. She works as project coordinator of the Hawai’i Preschool Positive Engagement Project for the Center on Disability Studies. She strives to be mindful of her team’s work culture and works intentionally to help create a positive environment that fosters team work and success for all.
Sue Mrazek, M.A. is a junior specialist faculty member at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. She works at the Center on Disability Studies as a full-time classroom coach on the Hawai’i Preschool Positive Engagement Project, promoting positive interactions between adults and young children. She loves her job and work team.